Shelswell W.I. was formed in 1990, by a small group of local women who decided there was a need for a WI to cater for younger women. We continue to attract a younger age group and those young at heart, who prefer a more relaxed, informal atmosphere. Members come from all the surrounding villages and also from Bicester.
We are a friendly, lively group of women from varied backgrounds who enjoy a monthly get together to hear a speaker and socialise with friends.
The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in Fringford Village hall (unless stated otherwise)
It’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends. We’d love to see you.
Visitors may come for two meetings and asked to make a donation as well as £1 for refreshments. Visitors are subsequently invited to join and become fully paid up members.
Just come to the next meeting or for further information contact Elaine Whittaker 07917 453224
Annual subscription for 2022 is £44, due in April 2022.
Pro-rota membership fees available for new to WI members, or those returning after a year’s absence
Benefits of Membership
- Be part of a national membership organisation
- Member Newsletter
- Monthly Oxfordshire Inspires county magazine
- Bi-monthly WI Life national magazine
- Discounted rates on Oxfordshire WI events
- Join second WI at discounted rate
- Attend Group meetings
- Access to members only MyWI website
- Make new friends
- Gain new knowledge
- Take part in new activities
- Take part in campaigning
- Access to Shelswell Coffee Club
- Access to Shelswell Facebook page
For details of our upcoming meetings and outings see below or please visit the Forthcoming Events page.
Shelswell WI Programme 2022
Fringford Village Hall 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated)
Thursday March 3rd at 7.30
AGM and Social, and an update on what’s happening in Oxfordshire federation and the Association of Country Women Worldwide from our WI Advisor
Thursday March 17th at 7.30pm
Extra meeting with Tropic skincare. Demonstration and a chance to try and order skin care products
Thursday April 7th at 7.30pm
Blood on the Keyboard – interactive fun session creating a crime novel with Peter Tickler
Thursday May 5th
A historical walk round Fringford guided by a member exploring the people & places that inspired author Flora Thompson’s trilogy Lark Rise To Candleford
Meet at the village hall 7.00pm PROMPT
Thursday June 9th time to be confirmed
Platinum Jubilee garden party
Thursday July 7th at 7.30pm
Seated Zumba and resistance training with Thea Rogers
Thursday August 4th time to be confirmed
Traditional local walk with drinks to finish. Venue to be confirmed
Thursday September 1st at 7.30pm
Burlesque – history and dance with Lauren from Attitude Dance School
Thursday October 6th at 7.30
Tudor Harvest talk by Martin Stirot-Smith
Thursday November 3rd at 7.30pm
Origami with Peter Buchanan Simmonds
Thursday December 1st
Christmas meeting to be confirmed
Visitors (normal meetings) – You are welcome to attend two meetings and are invited to make a donation.We all pay £1 for refreshments
Annual subscription for 2022 is £44.00, payable to the Treasurer, pro-rota rates available for new members joining during the year.